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Cardinals wrap up busy stretch with another win

Alexandria is now 7-0 and will have off until next Thursday after finishing a stretch of five meets in 10 days with a win over Brainerd on Thursday.

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Alexandria’s swimming and diving team (7-0 in duals) wrapped up a stretch of five meets in 10 days, and the Cardinals are still undefeated after securing a 108-78 win against Brainerd on Thursday.

Alexandria coaches used the meet as an opportunity to move some athletes around to new events for them. Jisella Haskamp won the 200 freestyle in her first time swimming the event this season. Brooklyn Millward added a win in the 200 IM and 100 butterfly, while Hattie Galloway was first in the 50 freestyle.

Haskamp and Grace Urke both tried the 500 freestyle for the first time this season and finished first and second, respectively. Emma Bugher won the 100 breaststroke, and Sidney Johnson won the backstroke.

Haskamp, Millward, Urke and Galloway won the 200 freestyle relay by more than four seconds. Alaina Guenther, Sidney Johnson, Urke and Galloway came from behind to out-touch the Brainerd 400-freestyle relay and cap off the meet with a win, while the 200-medley group of Johnson, Bugher, Aleah Dokter and Julia Wilmesmeier won to start the meet.

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Eric Morken is a sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press Newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota, a property of the Forum News Service. Morken covers a variety of stories throughout the Douglas County area, as well as statewide outdoor issues.
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